Wembley

Perhaps best-known for its sporting and entertainment credentials, Wembley actually has plenty more strings to its bow. The world-famous Wembley Stadium and revamped SSE Arena are certainly highlights, but the area has been transformed in recent years into a highly appealing residential neighbourhood. Significant redevelopment works have seen Wembley emerge as a stylish and contemporary hotspot with a varied selection of award-winning new homes, bucketloads of culture and a surprisingly well-developed foodie scene.

Thanks to its melting pot of nationalities, Wembley is something of a window onto the world. Wembley restaurants traditionally spanned spice-scented tandooris and exotic Middle Eastern eateries, with Polish delis and oriental health stores dotting the high streets. Now, casual and fine dining options have been added to the menu, along with dozens of street food vendors and even a bakery school by renowned Borough Market bakery Bread Ahead. Truly a foodie heaven with something for everyone.

4.26
Average Location Score

Excellent

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Very Good

32%

Average

16%

Disappointing

2%

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Best places to live in Wembley

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

New flats in Wembley

Where is Wembley?

Wembley sits within the borough of Brent in North East London – reputed to be one of the capital’s most diverse localities. It’s just 10 miles from central London and, although incredibly well-connected, it’s also got plenty of open spaces that feel more rural than you’d think. Away from Wembley’s energetic centre, pockets of tranquillity are easy to find. Beautiful parkland can be found at King Edward VII Park and Fryent Country Park, while Brent Reservoir is a peaceful stretch of water edged by woodland and wild flowers. As a site of Special Scientific Interest it’s a great place to discover the local flora and fauna. Wembley Park’s new residential developments also boast plenty of landscaped gardens and green spaces for residents and locals to enjoy.

The Wembley Park regeneration

Although the Wembley Stadium arch still dominates the skyline, it now has plenty of architecturally-impressive neighbours. Most of these gleaming towers sit within the Wembley Park neighbourhood – previously known as Wembley City. This enormous regeneration project is now the epicentre of the entire area. Led by esteemed developer Quintain, this huge regeneration project has birthed thousands of new homes, as well as new dining and entertainment venues, a string of artists’ studios and a buzzing community hub called The Yellow. There’s also a new theatre – the 2,000-seat Wembley Park Theatre opened in October 2019 with a programme of smash-hit West End productions, high-profile comedy and regular live music in the Studio 5ive performance space.

20,000 people are expected to call Wembley Park home by 2027. The area’s new residential properties come with a generous serving of landscaped grounds, new parkland, squares and even a tree-lined boulevard. This gives the neighbourhood a lovely safe feel that makes it perfect for walking and exploring. Scroll down for some of Wembley’s best new developments according to resident reviews on HomeViews.

Wembley at night

Developments to rent in Wembley

Quintain Living (formerly known as Tipi) operates four of the five highest-rated Wembley developments on HomeViews: Montana & Dakota, Alameda, Ferrum and Alto. All are available on a rental-only basis, with Quintain Living perks that include no fees or deposits, Wi-Fi and bills included, plus a round-the-clock support team. The result? Impressive reviews from tenants clearly enjoying their Wembley Park experience.

We love the service provided by Tipi. We’ve gotten so used to a concierge service, the free events put on for us and the occasional free tickets that we don’t know how we’ll come when we inevitably leave.” – Sam A, Quintain Living resident

The location of the development is great: close to transport, food and groceries. The apartment being a new build is quite nice. The insulation also seems quite great – we hardly need to turn on the heater. The flat is not too expensive compared to ones closer to Central London, but I’ve heard it’s more expensive than neighbouring non-Tipi flats.” – Tenant V, verified resident at Montana & Dakota

Tipi has been by far the easiest company to rent from in my experience. From viewing to moving in took just 7 days with zero deposit. It is expensive for the area given its also zone 4, but comparatively in the form of quality, ease and facilities it’s well worth the cost. The free event tickets and breakfasts/dinners on occasion make it worthwhile in a more sociable rental experience.” – Clayton, resident at Alto

Wembley developments to buy

Those looking to buy a Wembley property should take a look at Anthology’s Wembley Parade development on North End Road. This stylish collection of flats is less than a five-minute walk from the nearest station. Another great place to live and rent in Wembley.

“If developer Anthology London sought to debut an interesting new addition to the Wembley skyline, then it nailed the brief with Wembley Parade. Made up of five buildings, but dominated by a 12-storey cylinder tower, it’s a striking development, with a beautifully landscaped garden at its base.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Wembley Parade

Pinnacle Tower is another property deserving of a mention. This Hycgan development is made up of a variety of unit layouts, including studios, apartments and luxury penthouses – some of which are duplex. It’s also got a hotel and a string of stores onsite.

New flats in Wembley

Things to do

Sporting events and musical concerts are ten-a-penny at Wembley Stadium and The SSE Arena. Both have secured their place in history, hosting iconic concerts like Live Aid and celebrated sports events, including two Olympics competitions and the World Cup Final in 1966 (the old Wembley stadium, obviously!). Michael Jackson and Madonna are among the music legends to have performed here. Wembley even once welcomed the Head of the Catholic Church! Pope John Paul II delivered open-air mass at the stadium back in 1982, to an 80,000-strong crowd.

Putting these established venues to one side, there are some new contenders for your attention that have cropped up in recent years, too. Label lovers flock to the London Designer Outlet, which opened in Wembley Park in 2013. It offers a mix of high street and high-end stores with up to 70% off the usual prices. There’s also a nine-screen Cineworld here, and restaurant chain favourites such as Zizzi, Pizza Express and Wagamama. Retail therapy also comes in the form of smaller vendors at the Wembley Park Market. Their ethical and sustainably-sourced produce covers food, fashion, arts and crafts and much more.

Close by, BOXPARK Wembley follows hot on the heels of its Shoreditch and Croydon counterparts; a one-stop-shop for music, events and comedy nights. It’s also a street food Mecca. Vendors will serve up everything from spicy curries and pie ‘n’ mash miniatures to supersize pizza slices. Many of these vendors are local experts who know the area like the back of their hand, so don’t be afraid to ask for tips. Not far from the BOXPARK you’ve also got Swedish interiors sensation IKEA for all the meatballs and MDF you can take.

Transport in Wembley

Wembley Park, Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium are all Zone 4 stations. Wembley Park is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines, Wembley Central offers Overground and Bakerloo line services, and Wembley Stadium has National Rail services to Marylebone. Further out, there’s Wembley North and Preston Road, and the area has a reliable and frequent bus timetable for those who prefer to travel this way. In terms of road links, Wembley residents have easy access to the North Circular, the A41 and the M1.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also to discover the best places to live and rent in Wembley. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.

Reviews in Wembley

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Could have been great

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Review Date Mar 2021

There is Wembley ‘designer’ outlet close by and Boxpark. The high street is a little bit grim but there is good food shops.

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Flats are decent, don’t hold heat well, means paying loads on heating – management slow and reluctant to sort. Lift entry system is a nightmare having to go downstairs for everything.

You can’t call the gym a gym, it 2 treadmills and some Argos weights. The rooftop is great but views are heavily obstructed.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

That I wouldn;t be able to change bills over to own providers and would need to pay for expensive heating.

What is the best feature of your home:

The mattress super comfy and bathrooms are nice – mirrors are cool

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Living in a nightmare

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Review Date Mar 2021

Wembley Park is a very modern area with most of the amenities needed. Unfortunately, most of the area is owned by Quintain and the prices of the apartments are extremely high for a zone 4 area. It is a project of gentrification and applies to big wallets.

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Ferrum has a very nice design and in theory, living there should be an amazing experience. In reality, though, it is a nightmare. The heating and piping system is terrible. We have been living here for 1,5 year and the problems with the above are not still sorted. Very loud noises when the heating turns on and when water pipes are in use happen all day from most of the neighbouring apartments and very frequently during the night. We have been having sleepless nights for many months now and despite hundreds of emails, phone calls and chasing up of all people involved, we are still in square 1. And these noises are not only on our floor but everywhere, and while the contractors are aware of the problems, nothing is moving on.
The apartment is very overpriced for what it offers. Especially during the pandemic, the prices should have decreased as we are not able to use any of the facilities and the virtual events cannot be compared to the actual events that were hapenning before.

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All the above problems

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would move out if I had the time to look for another flat and go through the hassle of the whole process

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Manager Response

Dear George,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, I’m so sorry it’s related to a negative experience.

Thank you also for your time yesterday where we discussed the current status of this issue and we have agreed steps to providing you with a solution as quickly as possible – we acknowledge and agree that this intermittent issue has been going on for longer than we deem acceptable for a valued resident and we continue to work closely with our contractors to conclude this once and for all, most importantly to your satisfaction.

In regards to the facilities in Ferrum, as confirmed during our conversation, all facilities are available for your use; internal facilities are bookable for single household use due to Covid restrictions and all external spaces such as the private podium gardens, the dog run and the roof top are all available for residents practicing safe social distancing.

To conclude, we are 100% committed to resolving this issue and will keep in regular contact with you to ensure you are kept well informed on progress as promised, we thank you for your patience and extend our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

In the meantime, we are always available for you if you have anything else you wish to discuss.

Many thanks,

Russell.

Absolutely great experience!

Review Date Mar 2021

The amazing and happening area to live in. everything whether it is a grocery shop or various other shopping areas all are nearby so no hassle to take public or private transport to reach there.

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The design of the building is really good and is fully secure with CCTVs. The management staff are very helpful and take care of any issues people face in the buildings. As the locality is soo happening so all the facilities are just 10 mins walk away. I would like to give this locality a 5/5 rating. Great experience to live in here.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Good thing is that 2-3 grocery shops are just 5 mins walk away.

What is the best feature of your home:

Kitchen and Bedroom area are the best feature of the house!

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Living at the heart of Wembley Park

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Review Date Mar 2021

There’s a great amount of local shops, lots of restaurants choices ranging in prices, entertainment choices from movie theatres to VR rooms and shopping nearby.

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The development is situated in the heat of Wembley park with increased security gates and fob access. The building has lots of great facilities like a building gym, refuse room and gated access. The management always alerts the tenants during building construction to allow for accommodations to travel time and routes.

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I wish I’d known about parking in Wembley- luckily yellow car park has great long term contracts available.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They always send a quick reply and send someone in to fix any issues.

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